The low end smartphone market is the one that carries the bulk of the sales for the manufacturers. Consequently, it is the one where most number of player who manufacture SoC for smartphones and tablets are present. Being one of the bigger players, Qualcomm hasn’t forgotten about this particular market. As such the company today announced that it has added six new processors to the entry level Snapdragon 200 line up, specifically aimed at China and other emerging markets across the world.
The new processors are based on 28nm fabrication and feature technologies such as HSPA+ (up to 21Mbps) and TD-SCDMA. The processors will support dual cameras (up to 8 megapixel rear camera and up to 5 megapixel front-facing one), along with support for Dual SIM, Dual Standby, and Dual SIM, Dual Active, and Tri SIM Tri Standby. IZat Location functionality and Qualcomm Quick Charge 1.0 will also be a part of the package. As for the GPU, the new chipsets will come with Adreno 302, which we’re assuming is the successor to Adreno 203.
The new processors will be compatible with Android, Windows Phone (though we’re yet to see Microsoft implement support for CPUs with more than two cores on WP) and Firefox operating systems. They are expected to be made available in late 2013 and will improve upon the performance of their predecessors.